Outlook 2016 for Windows - Checking Your Account Settings

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The following steps will assist you in checking your e-mail account settings in Outlook 2016:

1. In Outlook 2016 select File, followed by Account Settings.

2. Click on Add and remove accounts or change existing connection settings.

3. Under the E-mail tab, highlight your e-mail account and select Change.

4. Locate Incoming Server and set this to: mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com)

5. Locate Outgoing Server (SMTP) and set this to: mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com)


6. Ensure that your User Name is your e-mail address (e.g.: mail@example.com)

7. Click on the More Settings button.


8. When next box appears, select the Outgoing Server tab:

  • Place a tick in the box labelled My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  • Ensure that the option Use same settings as my incoming server is selected.


9. Select the Advanced tab:

  • Set both drop-down fields labelled Use the following type of encrypted connection to None.
  • Set the Incoming server port to: 110 (for POP accounts) or 143 (for IMAP accounts)
  • Set the Outgoing server port to: 587


10. Click OK.


11. You will be taken back at the Internet E-mail Settings window. Click Next. Once Outlook has finished testing your settings, click on Close.


12. Click Finish to save the changes.


Note: This applies to both POP / POP3 and IMAP accounts.

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